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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:29 pm

birD wrote:crappp so we can assume all these decision renders are rejections? mine says rendered on 11/30


No, I don't think we can.

Calm down, people. Take deep breaths.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby RPK34 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:32 pm

birD wrote:crappp so we can assume all these decision renders are rejections? mine says rendered on 11/30


No, two decisions hardly means all of them are rejections.
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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby lawgrl21 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:33 pm

SilverE2 - sorry to hear! definitely surprising. at least you already got into other great schools! what was your originally " in review" date?

My guess is that the letters for the people who have DR 11/30 will get their letters today or tomorrow so keep those of us still in review posted! and good luck!

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Deuce » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:36 pm

gz5hc9 wrote:coastguard and deuce, how do your numbers compare to BC's medians? a couple days ago, it seemed that the only people (myself included) with decisions rendered thus far are those with lower numbers, i.e. likely rejections.


Above both 75s, but I still have no idea what to make of this.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:40 pm

Deuce wrote:
gz5hc9 wrote:coastguard and deuce, how do your numbers compare to BC's medians? a couple days ago, it seemed that the only people (myself included) with decisions rendered thus far are those with lower numbers, i.e. likely rejections.


Above both 75s, but I still have no idea what to make of this.


Glancing on LSN, it seems BC practices YP. They waitlisted a decent number of people between 166 and 168 (last year's median was 166). Maybe they do it because BU is just as selective, but has a more enticing location and a better national reputation?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby gz5hc9 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:43 pm

why do people ask if others wrote a Why BC essay. the application did not offer this as an option.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Gemini » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:46 pm

I would think its too early in the cycle to YP people with high numbers, no?

why do people ask if others wrote a Why BC essay. the application did not offer this as an option.


+1. BC knows I love them, though. I am a reapplicant and got WL last cycle, so I sent in a good LOCI. If that letter didn't express my enthusiasm for BC, I don't know what would.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby nematoad » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:48 pm

BC might also be trying to boost its ranking for next year. which would mean higher medians :/

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:51 pm

nematoad wrote:BC might also be trying to boost its ranking for next year. which would mean higher medians :/


I would imagine every law school tries to boost its rank every year (with the possible exception of Boalt). If BC could raise their median a point, they undoubtedly would. But will they be in such a position? That's the question.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby ran12 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:54 pm

gz5hc9 wrote:why do people ask if others wrote a Why BC essay. the application did not offer this as an option.


Actually it's part of the Personal Statement.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby RPK34 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:55 pm

nematoad wrote:BC might also be trying to boost its ranking for next year. which would mean higher medians :/


Every school is trying to raise its medians.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby nematoad » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:00 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
nematoad wrote:BC might also be trying to boost its ranking for next year. which would mean higher medians :/


I would imagine every law school tries to boost its rank every year (with the possible exception of Boalt). If BC could raise their median a point, they undoubtedly would. But will they be in such a position? That's the question.


well iowa and indiana are ahead of them 8) . BC's lay prestige is higher than a fair amount of schools in the 20-28 range so yeah? maybe? i dunno. but GW did this very thing over the last 2 years and made their way from 28 to 20 last year.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby ran12 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:03 pm

nematoad wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
nematoad wrote:BC might also be trying to boost its ranking for next year. which would mean higher medians :/


I would imagine every law school tries to boost its rank every year (with the possible exception of Boalt). If BC could raise their median a point, they undoubtedly would. But will they be in such a position? That's the question.


well iowa and indiana are ahead of them 8) . BC's lay prestige is higher than a fair amount of schools in the 20-28 range so yeah? maybe? i dunno. but GW did this very thing over the last 2 years and made their way from 28 to 20 last year.


I would have to argue against that assessment of GW. GW was at 20 dropped to 28 and is back to 20. The reason it dropped was due to the way part time program is assessed so the comparison with BC is not exactly the same.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby nematoad » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:04 pm

RPK34 wrote:
nematoad wrote:BC might also be trying to boost its ranking for next year. which would mean higher medians :/


Every school is trying to raise its medians.


yeah but theirs a big difference between trying and actually succeeding. realistically, not every school is going to be able to raise its medians and I'd venture to guess that school's with higher lay prestige and in good locations have more success at pulling it off.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby nematoad » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:05 pm

ran12 wrote:
nematoad wrote:
HeavenWood wrote:
nematoad wrote:BC might also be trying to boost its ranking for next year. which would mean higher medians :/


I would imagine every law school tries to boost its rank every year (with the possible exception of Boalt). If BC could raise their median a point, they undoubtedly would. But will they be in such a position? That's the question.


well iowa and indiana are ahead of them 8) . BC's lay prestige is higher than a fair amount of schools in the 20-28 range so yeah? maybe? i dunno. but GW did this very thing over the last 2 years and made their way from 28 to 20 last year.


I would have to argue against that assessment of GW. GW was at 20 dropped to 28 and is back to 20. The reason it dropped was due to the way part time program is assessed so the comparison with BC is not exactly the same.


ahh fair point

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby NZA » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:06 pm

BC's lay prestige is higher than a fair amount of schools in the 20-28 range so yeah? maybe? i dunno.


The main reason I applied to BC was because I've literally always attended Jesuit schools. Even my grade school was attached to a Jesuit parish.

So, for the community I come from, places like BC and GULC have HUGE! prestige. :)

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby LawSchoolPorFavor » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:31 pm

Just checking in to see if anyone has had a similar pattern on their status checker:

11/1-->submitted-->11/3 Pending decision then changed to application received later that day -->11/16 App being reviewed-->11/23 App being reviewed--> 12/2 app being reviewed.

Hope everyone is able to have a relaxing weekend!

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby birD » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:35 pm

Hope everyone is able to have a relaxing weekend!


I'm pretty sure this is going to be the worst weekend of my life.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby RPK34 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:48 pm

LawSchoolPorFavor wrote:Just checking in to see if anyone has had a similar pattern on their status checker:

11/1-->submitted-->11/3 Pending decision then changed to application received later that day -->11/16 App being reviewed-->11/23 App being reviewed--> 12/2 app being reviewed.

Hope everyone is able to have a relaxing weekend!


So you have the same status every time, but it just keeps changing the date that it was updated?

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby HeavenWood » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:50 pm

RPK34 wrote:
LawSchoolPorFavor wrote:Just checking in to see if anyone has had a similar pattern on their status checker:

11/1-->submitted-->11/3 Pending decision then changed to application received later that day -->11/16 App being reviewed-->11/23 App being reviewed--> 12/2 app being reviewed.

Hope everyone is able to have a relaxing weekend!


So you have the same status every time, but it just keeps changing the date that it was updated?


My date hasn't changed since going under review on 11/5. I highly doubt this means much of anything.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby JenDarby » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:53 pm

SilverE2 wrote:Rejected today via mail. 3.5/168. A bit surprised but eh, whatever.


3.58/168. Now I am even more anxious.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mcubberly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:54 pm

JenDarby wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:Rejected today via mail. 3.5/168. A bit surprised but eh, whatever.


3.58/168. Now I am even more anxious.



3.45/168 Been IR since 10/15....yikes.

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby lawgrl21 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:57 pm

mcubberly wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:Rejected today via mail. 3.5/168. A bit surprised but eh, whatever.


3.58/168. Now I am even more anxious.



3.45/168 Been IR since 10/15....yikes.


any idea why it is taking so long once in review? I've been in review since 10/13

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby mcubberly » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:01 pm

lawgrl21 wrote:
mcubberly wrote:
JenDarby wrote:
SilverE2 wrote:Rejected today via mail. 3.5/168. A bit surprised but eh, whatever.


3.58/168. Now I am even more anxious.



3.45/168 Been IR since 10/15....yikes.


any idea why it is taking so long once in review? I've been in review since 10/13



I actually just called :oops: and the lady said it takes up to 12 weeks so...meh

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Re: Boston College Applicants Thread

Postby Deuce » Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:03 pm

HeavenWood wrote:
Deuce wrote:
gz5hc9 wrote:coastguard and deuce, how do your numbers compare to BC's medians? a couple days ago, it seemed that the only people (myself included) with decisions rendered thus far are those with lower numbers, i.e. likely rejections.


Above both 75s, but I still have no idea what to make of this.


Glancing on LSN, it seems BC practices YP. They waitlisted a decent number of people between 166 and 168 (last year's median was 166). Maybe they do it because BU is just as selective, but has a more enticing location and a better national reputation?


I really hope not, my law school choice is certainly going to come down to rank vs. $$$$, and at this point of my life $$$$ is outweighing rank. I'm hoping to land big schollys from schools I'd love to attend, and BC would definitely fall into that category.




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